Eric Vogt, Author at Translation Skills Training

Eric Vogt

May 12, 2019

How to Answer the Question: “Where Do I Put Object Pronouns?”

Even after many English-speaking students of Spanish have learned the forms of and the grammatical functions of object pronouns, and understand the notions they convey, they […]
April 13, 2019

Beware of “Gangas” and “Grocerías”: Two Exasperatingly Common False Cognates

Many, if not most practicing or aspiring Analytic Linguists can be distinguished and described in terms of their linguistic background.  They can be divided into two […]
April 13, 2019

Rabassa & Steiner: Role Models for Translators and Lessons for Those Who Need Them

It is no hyperbole to observe that Gregory Rabassa was a prolific translator.  However, being a quantitative statement, it does not do justice either to Mr. […]
January 6, 2019

The Versatile Verb “Dejar” – part 2

There are a number of verb pairs in Spanish that cause difficulty for English speaking learners of Spanish.  Usually, the confusion is because there is only […]
January 6, 2019

What Do Language Certifications Attest that a Person Can Do?

Bilingual people who are interested in monetizing their skills by professionalizing them need to consider how they intend to achieve this career goal.  The answer to […]
December 29, 2018

The Versatile Verb “Dejar” – Part 1

The verb dejar as a stand-alone verb, means to leave something or someone behind. Thus, it can mean to abandon or to jilt, or to stand […]
December 29, 2018

Consummate Composition Depends on Superb Sentences

Great chefs became great by first eating great food.  Of course, there is more involved in becoming a chef than just eating.  Great chefs also must […]
December 22, 2018

Get a Hand-up on Helping Verbs in Spanish – Part 2 of 2

Some frequently encountered Spanish helping verbs deviate slightly from the simple pattern of verb-plus-infinitive construction you read about in the previous Tip for the Week.  This […]
December 22, 2018

Is Studying the Process of Translation a Way for the Brain to Begin to Understand Itself?

The long-standing philosophical questions regarding whether there can be any thought without language have been not solved by neuroscience.  Instead, they have been made more interesting […]